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I can still win the title, says Schumacher

Ferrari's Michael Schumacher believes he can beat Fernando Alonso to the Formula One title despite falling 12 points behind the Spaniard with four races remaining.

india Updated: Aug 28, 2006 11:49 IST

Ferrari's Michael Schumacher believes he can beat Fernando Alonso to the Formula One title despite falling 12 points behind the Spaniard with four races remaining.

"Today I have lost two points in the drivers' championship, but I still believe I can win the title," said the seven times champion after finishing third in Sunday's Turkish Grand Prix won by Brazilian team mate Felipe Massa.

Renault's Alonso, the world champion, was second.

Ferrari did close the gap to Renault in the constructors' championship to two points, however.

"We remain confident," said technical director Ross Brawn. "All the elements are in place for us to win both titles and we will fight right to the very end to achieve that."

The next race is Ferrari's home Italian Grand Prix at Monza on September 10.

"In Monza, and at the three races outside Europe, we will have many changes on the car and thanks to the great work being done by our technical partners. We will be in the best possible shape to try and win both championships," added team boss Jean Todt in a race review.